Raleigh Leaders Hope to Bond with Voters on Upcoming Referenda
Posted October 2, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH — When Raleigh voters go the polls November 7, they will face a lengthy, possibly confusing ballot. City leaders are stepping up efforts to make Raleigh's bond measures stick out.
A crowd gathered downtown in Nash Square Tuesday morning to hear past and present city leaders speak in support of $75 million in bonds, which would improve the city's roads, parks and housing.
Leaders are concerned that Raleigh's bond measures will be lost in a lengthy list of state and county bond issues on the ballot. In addition to Raleigh's bonds, voters will also make decisions on these measures:
Mayor Paul Coble spoke to the crowd, insisting the bond measure will not raise taxes.